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Eric Gill

Fiona MacCarthy

A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy’s ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill.

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£20.00
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571358755
Date Published
08.02.2020
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Summary

A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy’s ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill.

‘Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.’ Independent
‘Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.’ Observer
‘Full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.’ Times

Eric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom. In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, celebrated biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time – and the result is his definitive portrait.

Critic Reviews

Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.

Claire Tomalin, Independent on Sunday
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Scrupulous and sensitive . . . Earlier biographers omitted the dark side of Gill, but MacCarthy uncovers too much material to ignore it. A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.

Observer
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A comprehensive and understanding work, full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.

Bernard Levin, The Times
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A witty and well-written account . . . A thorough and definitive biography.

Christopher Bland, Spectator
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A wonderfully detailed account ... Authoritative.

John Carey, Sunday Times
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Fascinating . . . It is one of the strengths of this admirable book that Gill comes over as rather likeable: argumentative, fanatical, more than a little crazy, he was also endearing in his innocence and vitality, and awe-inspiring in his artistry.

Selina Hastings, Sunday Telegraph
FionaMacCarthy

A former Guardian critic, Fiona MacCarthy established herself as one of the leading writers of biography in Britain with her widely acclaimed Eric Gill (1989). Her next book, William Morris (1994), won the Wolfson History Prize. Her Byron: Life and Legend (2002) has been described as ‘one of the great literary biographies of our time’. She also received the James…

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